Voters approve 2015-16 Fort Plain budget
Fort Plain Central School District residents voted in support of the
district’s 2015-16 school budget Tuesday by a vote of 176 to
approved $19 million plan calls for a year-to-year spending
increase of 1.06 percent and carries a 0 percent tax levy increase.
“I’d like to thank all of our residents who
came to the polls and voted,” said Superintendent Douglas C. Burton.
“This year’s budget a good example
of keeping costs down in the district and working to maintain, and
even to moderately increase, program opportunities for
Under the approved plan, the district will add
a special education teacher, a new agribusiness teacher, and
increases part-time positions to full-time for the elementary art
teacher and for the Family Peer Advocate position.
To maintain the tax levy at 0 percent
increase, the budget will use $950,000 from the fund balance.
Also on the ballot:
During the vote on Tuesday, May 19, residents
also elected two Board of Education members, approved a school bus
• Board of Education: Voters elected
members on Tuesday. Incumbent Jami L. Stevens received 169 votes and
Incumbent Mary Beth Hudyncia
• School bus proposition: Residents approved a
school bus proposition by a vote of 163 to 34. The proposition
allows the district to purchase two vehicles (one full-size bus and one
vehicle) at a total cost not to exceed $160,000. The money comes
from Fort Plain's bus/transportation reserve fund approved by voters
in 2013 and there is no effect on local taxes.